As business booms for people smugglers using trucks in Texas, risks grow

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By Ted Hesson, Laura Gottesdiener and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON/MONTERREY (Reuters) – Months before dozens of migrants died inside a sweltering tractor-trailer this week that had slipped through a Border Patrol checkpoint on a Texas highway, another truck driver was making the same journey carrying 52 migrants. Roderick DeWayne Chisley was stopped on December 17, 2021, driving a stolen rig on the I-35 highway, which runs north from Laredo to San Antonio. According to court documents, Chisley said his payment for agreeing to drive the vehicle with no questions asked was $50,000. Experts say hum…

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